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Offline William Adair

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DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« on: August 29, 2022, 11:12:04 PM »
Hello all.  Here's my latest completion.  A DH.2 of 32 Sqn in the markings of Lionel Rees. 
It is scratchbuilt in 1/144 scale, using styrene, acrylic, sterling silver and a little 18ct yellow gold for good measure (I'm a jeweller by trade, so why not?). 
I started this one on Dec 31st and finished it on August 17.  Or Aug 25th... if you count the fact that I took these photos then realised I had yet to make a control stick   ::)

The excellent DH.2 builds by many other modellers here at ww1aircraftmodels.com were a priceless visual reference while making this.  So thank you all!  Here are some pics.






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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2022, 11:19:42 PM »
Good God William, how on earth did you manage to rig that in 1/144 scale. Not to mention the other details.
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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2022, 12:18:22 AM »
   What an amazing piece of work William, the detail for such a tiny model is beyond all logic and that bottle of Tamiya Cement says it all! The finish is exceptional for any scale, my sincere compliments on some really great modelling.
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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2022, 01:38:01 AM »
Stunning craftsmanship!   Well done!

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2022, 02:27:41 AM »
A true 'jewel'.

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2022, 02:37:42 AM »
Good God William, how on earth did you manage to rig that in 1/144 scale. Not to mention the other details.
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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2022, 02:41:12 AM »
I just realised that this little gem is only 53 mm long with a span of 60 mm.

Mindboggling.....

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2022, 02:59:37 AM »
Thank you for sharing these masterpieces! The art of the jeweler combined with the modelling world is a joy to behold!!!   

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2022, 03:34:37 AM »
I've run out of superlatives for your models, William.
Silent stupefaction!
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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2022, 04:45:18 AM »
Like the others I am lost for words. And built in such a short time too....

Any superlative I can think of would fall miserably short to express my admiration for this model (and the Fee).

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2022, 04:46:25 AM »
WONDERFUL !

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2022, 12:40:10 PM »
Amazing.  The only way I could get a picture like that is to find a really big match head to lay next to my models!

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2022, 01:41:20 PM »
Thank you everyone! That is very kind  :)
Iím glad it is completed and in such a relatively short time.  A funny thing happened during the last covid lockdown, and I received a chance to put together a book on the subject of scratch building WWI aircraft in 1/144 scale.  After a brief panic I realised I better up my game and boost my output to meet the deadline.  I havenít got a title yet, but this one will be chapter four.  Next up is a pair of Nieuport 17s.  One French and the other an RFC machine. After that a Fokker D.VIII if things go well 🤞

I learned a lot from this one. I think my favourite detail is the 25 radiating scribe lines on the Lewis drum:)

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2022, 02:20:04 PM »
bravo! fantastic!!! :) :) :)

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Re: DH.2 Scratchbuild completed
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2022, 03:46:05 PM »
incredible! I never thought it to be 1:144....
really well done!

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edo